Students at Upper Plenty Primary School will soon have a new $90,000 school library thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green and Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today celebrated the funding announcement with students, teachers and..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS- Wall to Wall Street Art Festival

Wall to Wall Street Art Festival Ms SYMES — I also want to take the opportunity to congratulate the organisers of the Benalla Wall to Wall Street Art Festival. This year again at least 50 per cent of the artists in town preparing the murals on the walls..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS- Maddison Grey and Brooke Boulton

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:04:24) — Happy International Women’s Day to everyone. Mr Gepp — And to you. Ms SYMES — Thank you, Mr Gepp. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate two young women from the electorate of Northern Victoria Region, Maddison Grey and Brooke Boulton, who were awarded..


Wednesday, 7 March 2018 Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (15:36:55) — I am going to speak to Mr Young’s motion today. I am by no means an expert when it comes to duck hunting, and I concede that Mr Young certainly is. His inaugural speech set out his vast background..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS- Northern Victoria Region

Northern Victoria Region Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (14:07:07) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. This weekend will be the fourth annual Wall to Wall Festival in Benalla. The festival has been a resounding success and has doubled in size each..

ADJOURNMENT Nagambie tourism

Nagambie tourism Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:54:46) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, the Honourable John Eren. The specific action that I would seek is that he visit the township of Nagambie. Nagambie is..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS-Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network

Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (12:41:50) — Today I would like to use my members statement to praise the Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network, which recently invited Labor federal member for McEwen Rob Mitchell and Mitchell shire community groups and representatives to the..

ADJOURNMENT North east rail line

North‑east rail line Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (18:33:14) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to the $1.57 billion regional rail revival package of works and upgrades to every regional passenger line in Victoria. It took some time, but..


Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (11:37:20) — It is a pleasure to rise and speak on today’s motion, which has been proposed by Mr Davis. I must say Ms Patten’s contribution was very sensible and it made a lot of sense. I too will not be supporting Mr Davis’s revocation motion…


Avenel Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:16:03) — This morning I would like to use my members statement to talk about some initiatives in the small town of Avenel. It was a pleasure to be there last week to officially open the upgraded community hall, a $400 000 project..


Cohuna District Hospital Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:25:21) — My adjournment matter is also for the Minister for Health. The action I seek is for her to work closely with the administration of Cohuna District Hospital to assist them in the attraction of a locum general practitioner..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Broadford Football Netball Club

Broadford Football Netball Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (09:54:51) — I would like to use my members statement today to put out some local congratulations to the Broadford Football Netball Club on yet another fantastic season. They recently held their end‑of‑year awards night, including awarding life membership..


Second reading Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:07:18) — It is with great respect, appreciation and understanding of the responsibilities of being a member of Parliament that I contribute to the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. At the outset I want to acknowledge the many,..

National Carers Week

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:09) — Today I wanted to do a members statement on a lovely event that I attended on Monday, which was the regional launch of National Carers Week. I was fortunate to be in Heathcote and was joined by the CEO..


Second reading Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:04) — I too wish to make a contribution on the Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. This is a very important bill for those that enjoy time on the water, and particularly those that — An honourable..